About the Academy
The Academy of Aphasia was founded in 1962 and held its first meeting in Chicago in 1963. From an initial group of 9 charter members, the Academy has grown to include more than 180 members...more
Join the Academy
Membership to the Academy of Aphasia is open to persons who are actively interested in language and language disorders resulting from brain disease. Applicants with an interest in other domains of language inquiry are also invited to apply...more
Each year, the Academy of Aphasia hosts an annual meeting that highlights current research in the field. The Academy welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical and historical research ...more
Academy of Aphasia
The Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Some of these researchers also provide clinical services to help people improve their language skills following strokes or other illnesses. Although this web site is primarily for the service of members, we have provided a few links containing general information for people with aphasia.
Student Scholarship Fund
Please consider making a donation to the Academy of Aphasia Student Scholarship fund. This fund provides financial support for graduate students to attend the yearly Academy of Aphasia meeting. Participation in the meeting provides an important opportunity for graduate students to learn about aphasia and aphasia research and incorporate this knowledge into their careers.
For information about donations, please contact Mejrima-Mary Cosic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Job Announcements
Research Assistant/Laboratory Manager Position
The Research Assistant/Lab Manager will assist with cognitive neuroscience research studies and work collaboratively with students and post-doctoral scientists in the Cognitive Recovery Lab. Dr. Turkeltaub’s research lab investigates the brain basis of language and recovery from aphasia. The lab also tests neuromodulatory treatments for aphasia in clinical trials. A variety of techniques are used including functional and structural MRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and EEG. Read More.
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Audiology and Speech Pathology (VAPHS ASP) Research Program
The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Audiology and Speech Pathology (VAPHS ASP) Research Program is currently recruiting a speech-language pathologist to work on funded research protocols in the area of aphasia and apraxia of speech. The VAPHS ASP Research Program includes 6 investigators with active projects funded by the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service and the National Institutes of Health. Read More.
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, internationally known for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, seeks a scientist to join its expanding program in movement science and motor disability. Applicants should have a background in movement science and interest in translational research, particularly as applied to aspects of mobility in neurologic populations. Early career investigators with postdoctoral research training, as well as mid-career scientists, are welcome to apply. Read More.
Recent Conference Announcements
Academy of Aphasia 53rd Annual Meeting
18 Oct 2015 - 20 Oct 2015
Where:Tucson, AZ, Tucson, USA
Please forward all questions regarding the Academy of Aphasia to our administrative office.
Academy of Aphasia Administrative Services
Mejrima-Mary Cosic (Director)
5130 W. Suffield Terrace
Skokie, IL 60077
News and Updates
Chair, Communication Science and Disorders Department School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh the search and the position The...Read more
ONLINE LECTURE: Motor speech production (but not phonological production) improves following motor trainingThursday, April 27th, 2pm EDT https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/667426173 “Motor speech production (but not phonological production) improves following motor training” Adam Buchwald, Ph.D....Read more
Thursday, April 6th, 2pm EDT Aphasia Rehabilitation & Recovery from Novel Therapy Dr. Thomas Broussard, Jr., Stroke Survivor and Neuroeducator...Read more
Thursday, March 16th, 2pm EDT https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/667426173 “Acoustic and Neuroanatomical Predictors of Acquired Apraxia of Speech” Alexandra Basilakos, Ph.D. University of...Read more
Thursday, March 2nd, 2pm EDT https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/667426173 “Was Wernicke Right?” Argye Hillis, MD Johns Hopkins University Lesion-deficit association studies complement functional...Read more